Theatre bid for lottery

A WESTON theatre could soon receive a massive cash boost of up to £80,000. Weston Town Council has applied to the National Lottery's People's

A WESTON theatre could soon receive a massive cash boost of up to £80,000.Weston Town Council has applied to the National Lottery's People's Millions for a grant and will find out later this month if it is in with a chance of reaching the next stage of the initiative.If successful the cash would be used to revamp part of the historic building in Wadham Street with a new changing area and shower being installed.The maximum funding available is £80,000 and if the town council is successful in passing the preliminary rounds it will go head to head with other causes around the region in its bid for the money.Last year the town council submitted a bid for money for The Blakehay but it narrowly missed out in the final stages when it went to a public phone vote.The Blakehay was adapted and enlarged by famous architect Hans Price in 1862 and has been the subject of ongoing refurbishment work.The historic building, which was one of Weston's first Baptist churches, was run by the Civic Society until the town council took it over in 2004.The town council recently found out its bid for lottery funding for community buildings on behalf of The Blakehay had been turned down.


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